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Mothers Who Know

By Karen Broadhead
Mothers Who Know, hosted by Karen Broadhead, Certified Family Life and Wellness Coach, offers free training and support for all mothers. Karen hopes to educate mothers and empower them to find HOPE when their child battles any challenging issue faced today. With values from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Karen teaches mothers to stand strong in the storms they face, sometimes on a daily basis. Mothers Who Know is a safe place to receive support and learn tools to be a more peaceful and powerful mother. motherswhoknow.org/
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Breakfast with Karen with guest Bethany Tolley: AGENCY - The Power to Let Go

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"Parenting is NOT for the Birds" a Stay by the Tree special with guest Ashlee Boyson
In this Stay by the Tree: Messages of Hope special webinar, we have guest Ashlee Boyson from "A Reason to Stand."  Ashlee has had to deal with a lot of trauma in her life, and she opens up about how she has handled that herself and helped her kids through their own trauma. Ashlee's mission is to help others who have tough things to go through. Listen as she shares her stories and parenting thoughts. To register for Mom Power Training and learn more of the tools taught here, visit https://mompowertraining.org or for information about Mothers Who Know visit https://motherswhoknow.org 
1:22:49
November 12, 2020
Recognizing and Responding to Destructive and Abusive Relationship Patterns: A Stay by the Tree webinar special
In this episode of our special Stay By the Tree series, we are joined by clinician Kim Day, LMHCA, CCPS. Kim tackles a very delicate topic by being open and straightforward as she talks to women. She talks about people's ways of thinking, behaviors that can be destructive to a marriage, and setting healthy boundaries. If you would like more information about the WORTH program Kim mentions, please visit our website at https://lifechangingservices.online/worth. If you would like a list of the resources she mentions: conference talks, books, speeches, etc, please email us at motherswhoknow@lifechangingservices.org and we will be happy to send you the list. To register for the free MOM POWER course, visit https://mompowertraining.org.
1:21:45
November 5, 2020
Finding Strength Amid Challenges with guest Alana Gordon, a Stay by the Tree Webinar special
In this special Stay by the Tree series episode, guest Alana Gordon opens up about some of the trials she has faced in her marriage and what she has learned in the process. She specifically talks about the 10 lessons she learned through facing hard times: trust in the Lord and His timing, self-compassion is a must, the strongest women I know have been through difficult challenges, the way through the pain...is through the pain, there is help beyond the veil, man's extremity is God's opportunity, don't wait for happiness to come when the trial is over, let go and let God, there is a warrior woman inside each of us, and we can do hard things. She gives insights and examples from her own life and inspires all women to keep moving forward and to take time for yourself.  Listen to her story and feel of her spirit. If you would like the list of her 10 Lessons learned, please email us a motherswhoknow@lifechangingservices.org and we are happy to send that to you. For information about our FREE Mom Power Training, register at https://mompowertraining.org. For information about Life Changing Services or Mothers Who Know, please visit https://lifechangingservices.org or https://motherswhoknow.org. If you want more information about the WORTH program, please visit http://healingwithworth.org.
1:26:02
October 28, 2020
Parent Mentoring - a Stay by the Tree series with guest therapist Aneladee Milne
In this special Stay by the Tree series episode, guest clinician Aneladee Milne teaches mothers her 5 Parent Mentoring Skills. Some of these skills include honoring, relating, reflective listening, asking the right questions, and affirming and validating. Aneladee talks about parenting the way God parents and allowing our children to make mistakes and grow from them. Listen as Aneladee mentors us to better help our children grow and succeed.
1:15:47
August 27, 2020
"Wherefore didst thou doubt?" with guest Cody Hawes - a Stay by the Tree series special
Listen as Cody Hawes, therapist and program director for the Sons of Helaman program talks about ways to turn to the Savior and change our relationship with God through prayer.  He talks about his Warrior Prayer and how that works. Cody mentioned that the "Warrior Prayer"  totally changed the way he prays.  Here are the steps: 1. Tattle-tale on satan - tell God what is happening in your life and in your brain. What feelings are you having and what thoughts are you having? 2. Expose the adversary and share with God the tactics that are being used against you. Counsel with God and explain what is going on and what the enemy is doing to stop you 3. "The brother of Jared step" - Present your plan 4. Ask Heavenly Father for energy and remembrance to follow through with the plan. Listen to his presentation for more information and how this applies to YOU. For more information about Life Changing Services, Mothers Who Know or Mom Power, visit out websites: https://lifechangingservices.org https://motherswhoknow.org https://mompowertraining.org
1:14:57
August 27, 2020
Learning to Live in Compassion with guest Kristen Morefield - a Stay by the Tree special
In this Stay by the Tree Message of Hope, licensed clinician Kristen Morefield teaches us to live in compassion in all situations. She talks about how parents sometimes shame their children, often out of habit or past experience.  She gives examples of ways we can offer compassion to others, especially our children.  She introduces her "Compassion Matrix" that includes living in the present, validating others, being curious vs. judgemental, and finding connection with others.  To learn more about Kristen, you can visit her website at https://www.kristenmorefieldtherapy.com/. To find out more about Mothers Who Know https://motherswhoknow.org/ or Mom Power https://mompowertraining.org/ please visit our websites.
1:19:29
August 20, 2020
“You don’t have to fight to love”
In this “Like Dragons Did They Fight” podcast we hear Sons of  Helaman Clinician Michael Blair share his experience with the many young men he has  taught and served. Listen as he shares his experiences teaching the program and his thoughts on the changes and struggles those  young men have faced and his wisdom on how he has helped not only young  men, but fathers, mothers, and children overcome daily struggles and  addiction. For more information about Sons of Helaman, visit the website at sonsofhelaman.org.
1:14:10
August 5, 2020
"God Used Me to Help My Son”
In this “Like Dragons Did They Fight” podcast we hear the amazing story  of Lloyd Peterson, the director and creator of Fathers Who Fight. Listen as he shares  how he was introduced to Life Changing Services and how his son found help with addiction through the Sons of Helaman program, Tune in as he  shares his own growth through watching his son heal and  how he came to  create Fathers Who Fight. You can listen to more great advice from Lloyd and other men on the new Fathers Who Fight podcast channel!  NOTE: This was originally posted on the Like Dragons Did They Fight Podcast channel.  But, we thought it was go good, we wanted all moms to hear it, so we cross-posted it here. 
1:37:42
July 29, 2020
Do you know what your children have access to on their school and library computers? Now is the time to ACT!
SPECIAL EPISODE: In this special "Like Dragons Did They Fight" podcast episode, Karen Broadhead discusses the pervasive problem of pornography available in school and library databases with three experts: Maurice Harker, founder of Life Changing Services Natalie Cline, Utah State School Board Candidate Nicholeen Peck, CEO of Teaching Self-Government and President of the Worldwide Organization for Women How can you help?  There are two easy things you can do to stop child exploitation:  sign the petition and fill out the survey.  (find both at https://motherswhoknow.org/change) For information on Mothers Who Know, please visit our website at https://motherswhoknow.org
1:15:43
July 13, 2020
Stay by the Tree Series: "Messages of Power and Love for Young Women" with guest Ashley Romney
Join host Karen Broadhead with guest Ashley Romney, founder of ThePowerofOneGirl.org. Ashley talks specifically to women and young women who may be struggling. She opens up about her own struggles with self-confidence and anxiety and how she has learned to come closer to Christ. She talks about reaching out to others, providing small acts of kindness, and not shying away from talking to others. Listen to Ashley's powerful message to young women and be uplifted. For questions about Mothers Who Know visit motherswhoknow.org or Mom Power Training at mompowertraining.org.  
1:09:20
June 11, 2020
"Encouraging Youth" with guest Shasta Hardee, LMSW, from the Stay by the Tree series.
In this episode of our "Stay by the Tree: Messages of Hope" series Karen Broadhead hosts guest Shasta Hardee, LMSW. Shasta is a licensed therapist who works with young women specifically. She talks about ways parents can encourage and empower their children to succeed and thrive. She first discusses several causes of discouragement and ways that parents inadvertently discourage their children. Then Shasta teaches us ways to help and encourage kids and language parents can use that is beneficial. She also talks about allowing children to fail and having household expectations. This is an information packed podcast. If you would like a copy of Shasta's slides from her presentation, please email us at support@mompowertraining.com and we are happy to send you a copy. For more information about the Daughters of Light program Shasta works with, please visit daughtersoflight.org, or to register for our upcoming Mom Power training, visit mompowertraining.org.
1:23:38
June 4, 2020
Stay by the Tree series: "The Graffiti Principle: Moving Forward with Purpose" with guest Karen Greenwell
In this special episode, Karen Broadhead hosts special guest Karen Greenwell.  Karen talks about struggling with mental health and bipolar disorder as a young adult and then also as a mom. She also talks about her children's struggles and how she learned to help them. From her website https://www.karengreenwell.com she states, "What if you were told you were 'crazy' and it would never go away? This was Karen Greenwell's reality at only twenty years old.  Her aspirations and dreams for herself as an adult, wife, and mother were abruptly changed not just once, but again, and again, and again.  Being diagnosed as a young adult with bipolar disorder, Karen was devastated when two of her three young children were also diagnosed with bipolar disorder. ​ Karen’s original vision of normal family life became a never-ending parent/child struggle, as she was swept through, not only her own whirlwinds of mania, and staggering depths of depression; but also that of her children."  Listen as Karen shares her stories of hope and success. For more information about Mothers Who Know and the free support programs for mothers, please visit our website at https://motherswhoknow.org or https://lifechangingservices.org for healing and treatment programs for the entire family.
1:08:13
May 27, 2020
"He Already Has a Savior, and It Is Not Me”
In  this “Like Dragons Did They Fight” podcast, we hear a mother's story of  learning and healing as she finds ways to support her son in his  addiction recovery and herself through this struggle. Listen as she  shares her experiences with living by the Spirit during challenging  times. Check out our Like Dragons Did They Fight podcast channel for more great interviews. For more information about Mothers Who Know, visit our website at https://motherswhoknow.org
1:03:32
May 14, 2020
Stay by the Tree Series: Increase the Peace and Power in Your Life with guest Kim Davis
Join Karen and special guest Kim Davis as Kim teaches moms some powerful tools. Kim teaches moms about smoke and mirrors and being able to recognize who the real enemy is in our lives. Often we find ourselves upset with our children, our spouse, feeling overwhelmed or struggling and those feeling can often be used against us. Learn to recognize that these emotions are often just smoke and mirrors to trick us into thinking that a loved one is our enemy. Learn to make real connections with others and fight those daily battles as you find "Peace and Power in Your Life." For more information, visit us at https://motherswhoknow.org 
1:20:13
March 27, 2020
Message of Hope - a message from Karen and a few mothers
In this podcast, Karen interviewed a few moms about what life looks like at their house right now. In the midst of uncertainty, it can sometimes feel like you are the only one struggling. Everyone is adjusting to new norms, life with kids at home, homeschooling, missionaries coming home early, spouses or self out of work because you can't leave the house, less income, less time, more dishes to do, more laundry, kids going stir-crazy and fighting--we all have some different challenges right now. Karen and the moms discuss ways to just sit back and "Notice". To notice the blessings we also have, to notice the hope our prophet has given, and to feel the support from others. Listen as we try to provide ways to reach out and socialize while "social distancing" and to feel connected to our Savior and others.  Find out more about our free support group at Mothers Who Know, open to all mothers: https://motherswhoknow.org/warrior-mothers-support-group/  or to register for a Mom Power Class: https://mompowertraining.org/about/#topics We would love to teach and support you right now. Love to all moms out there as we all work to find our new normal and adjust to daily changes.
1:17:43
March 25, 2020
Finding Peace and Joy in Every Season of Life - A Stay by the Tree series episode
In this episode of our Stay by the Tree: Messages of Hope series, Karen Broadhead visits with a very special guest panel. The panel includes some of her old roommates from college and one of her sisters. Listen as each woman talks about some of the struggles she has faced and how she has learned to be happy and find the "miracle in the messes" and to "Stay by the Tree". Get inspiration from these amazing women as they are open and honest and share some of the things they have learned that helps them stay happy, even amidst life's trials. For more information on Mom Power Training, visit our website at https://mompowertraining.com or for information about Mothers Who Know and the free resources offered to all women, visit https://motherswhoknow.org.
1:21:12
March 18, 2020
Tender Mercies and Overcoming Adversity with the Atonement--Special Episode
This is the first of a 3-part webinar series--"Stay by the Tree--Messages of Hope" with special guest presenter Shelly Jorgensen. Shelly talks about growing up in an abusive household, having her mother murdered by her father, having to testify at his trial, finding the gospel, being visited by her mother's spirit, getting a debilitating disease and being healed with a priesthood blessing and other trials she has faced in her life. She teaches listeners that with the Atonement you can overcome anything and face the trials God puts in your path. It is only through adversity that we learn and God is able to teach us. Join Karen Broadhead, parent support specialist at Life Changing Services as she hosts Shelly and they talk about Shelly's miraculous journey.  To join us for the next 2 weeks, visit https://staybythetree.org or for our Mom Power Training class go to https://mompowertraining.org
1:20:46
March 12, 2020
"My World Stopped...I Was just Broken"
In this podcast, from the "Like Dragons Did They Fight" podcast series with host Karen Broadhead, Karen interviews a warrior mom who opens up about her own personal struggles. After finding out that one of her valiant sons had a pornography addiction, this mom of 5 boys found herself in "Momma Trauma". She says she "totally shut down" and that "my whole world stopped." She questioned herself as a mother and wife and says she "felt like she had failed...and should have known." Listen as this mom shares her story of hope and recovery for herself, her son, and her family. Hear how she was forced to take care of herself and learn to not "feel so broken" so she could then help her family. Listen as this amazing mom shares her story in hopes of helping other mothers find peace. For more information about Mothers Who Know, a free support group for mothers with a child battling something hard, check out our website at https://motherswhoknow.org.
1:00:09
February 19, 2020
Special Episode: "Your Identity is Not Connected to What Your Children Do" with guest Maurice Harker, CMHC
This special episode features Life Changing Services Director Maurice Harker, CMHC.  Maurice talks specifically to mothers encouraging them to understand that their identity is not, and should not, be connected to others and what to they do or don't do. He teaches moms not to measure their worth by others and their actions, but to find divine acceptance and peace. He uses the examples of Eve and Sariah and asks--were they good mothers? Not all of their children made the best choices, did that diminish their worth or mean they did not teach their children? Listen as Maurice teaches a very important lesson on how mothers should value themselves and understand their divine worth. To join our free Warrior Mothers Who Know support group, or listen to this full class or other classes with Maurice, check out our website at https://motherswhoknow.org under the support tab.  https://motherswhoknow.org/warrior-mothers-support-group/  We are here to help and support all mothers.
40:43
January 21, 2020
Breakfast with Karen--"Finding Gratitude and Peace Amidst Trials and Set-backs in Life" with guest Sandra Jarvis
Listen to this inspiring story of Sandra Jarvis (author of the book "Severed") and how she learned to overcome major trials and setbacks in her life, including having her hand severed. Sandra grew up in an abusive household, suffered from severe depression, had difficult pregnancies, and several very difficult years. She was diagnosed with cancer, her son came out as transgender, her family suffered financial setbacks, and was diagnosed with PTSD. Then right when everything seemed to get better, she was in an ATV accident where her hand was literally severed. This accident changed her life and eventually filled her with gratitude and peace. This is her story she wants to share with other women and provide them with hope.
1:19:44
November 14, 2019
Breakfast with Karen--"The Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Children is Your Own Peace and Happiness" with guest Vauna Davis
This is an incredibly powerful episode with guest Vauna Davis! Karen interviews Vauna who is the Founder of Reach 10. Vauna shares specific ways mothers (and fathers) can find JOY and why that is so important to their children. Here ultimate message to us: you are worth the time it takes to keep expanding your emotional life. She talks about 3 ways your own peace and happiness will serve your child, the difference between healthy emotional management and unhealthy emotional distress, and how to have greater influence and stronger relationships with your children. Vauna uses personal experience as well as research to teach others the important truths she has learned. For more information on Reach 10, please visit their website at reach10.org and for information about Mothers Who Know, check out our website at https://motherswhoknow.org 
1:09:32
November 7, 2019
Breakfast with Karen - Connecting with Teens in Positive and Uplifting Ways with guest Amber Robbins
Guest Amber Robbins from (@teentake30) talks with Karen about connecting with teens everyday in positive and uplifting ways. She talks about her "Parent 10 Minute Check-In" that encourages parents to spend time and check-in with their teens daily in 3 easy steps. She also teaches about her "Teen Take 30" program to help teens develop a peaceful mind and happy heart. Amber is open and real with Karen as she shares some of the research she has studied and the very real struggles our teens have today. She mentions a couple of "must-have" apps she recommends for teens. Join Karen Broadhead as she interviews Amber and learn things in the Spirit that will help you better connect with your teen. For any questions or more information, feel free to email us at info@mompowertraining.com or visit our website at https://motherswhoknow.org 
1:04:24
October 31, 2019
Breakfast with Karen with guest Bethany Tolley: AGENCY - The Power to Let Go
In this special Breakfast with Karen series we hear from special guest Bethany Tolley (@thedoctrinelady) on Agency: The Power to Let Go. Bethany teaches us to ask ourselves three questions: 1. What part of your life causes you the most despair, fear, etc.? 2. Does it involve a relationship with another person? 3. Does it involve a relationship with yourself? She also teaches five "conditions of mortality:" home away from home, law, correct and complete instruction, enticement, experience, and Atonement. Listen to this powerful webinar and gain a new perspective on agency and learn to let go of things in your life. For more information or to ask any questions, please visit our website at https://motherswhoknow.org or email us at motherswhoknow@lifechangingservices.org. 
1:00:22
October 24, 2019
Parent Training Part 4 of 4--Working Through Warrior Chemistry While Doing the Dishes
In week 4 of our Parent Training podcast, we learn that each choice we make is actually a test of our agency. What will we choose? Liberty or captivity? Why is it important for our sons to be reminded every week what they are fighting for and who they are? Do we remember what we are fighting for? Karen shares a personal story on how overcoming a mood battle helped her to remember how much she loved her family and why they are worth fighting for.  In her easy going style she describes how she came to this realization while working through a pile of dirty dishes. Karen continues to teach us important strategies that our sons are learning in Sons of Helaman, but even more importantly she reminds us that the best way to truly help our sons is by strengthening our own personal relationship with the Savior and understanding who our kids truly are--amazing sons and daughters of God who the adversary fears. For more information on our programs and mother's support, please visit our website at https://motherswhoknow.org or for information about Eternal Warriors: www.eternalwarriorstraining.org 
1:08:15
October 2, 2019
Parent Training - Part 3 of 4: Tools in Your Arsenal
In week 3 of our Parent Training podcast series, Karen teaches about how flagpoles and service opportunities are powerful tools in helping our sons win battles. She also explains what a Man Power calendar is and she shares stories from young men who have found success in all aspects of their lives by incorporating the calendar into their daily routine. The Man Power calendar is a  tracking system for accomplishing goals. What makes the Man Power calendar unique is that it utilizes both faith (spiritual)  goals with works (physical) goals. To learn more about Sons of Helaman or to order a Like Dragons Did They Fight book, please visit our website at https://lifechangingservices.org
53:45
September 23, 2019
Parent Training Part 2 of 4 - Why Does My Son Keep Doing the Same Thing Over and Over Again?
Why does my son keep losing battles? My son and I are really having some great conversations and the spirit is so strong. I just know that he is going to beat this, but then he loses a battle.  Is this my fault? It seems that my son is always starting over. Sometimes it makes me so angry. Karen reminds us that our child is not broken or unworthy.  The adversary is attacking him with psychological warfare and everything he has. What we need to realize is that the adversary is also attacking YOU with the same psychological warfare.  He wants you to become agitated and upset so that you react with anger and fear. In week 2 of our Parent Training podcast series, Karen teaches how important it is to put on the armor of God each and every day, do your own drills, and better understand the battles we all face.
55:49
September 17, 2019
Parent Training: part 1 of 4--My son just enrolled in Sons of Helaman...Now What?
This is Part 1 of a 4-part series on Sons of Helaman training for parents.  Is there anything I need to know to help my son be successful in the Sons of Helaman program? YES!!! In this podcast Karen teaches us the same tools that your child is being taught in Sons of Helaman.  Understanding what your child is being taught is key to supporting him on his journey to recovery. In this first lesson, Karen reminds us that the adversary is working at lightning speed to destroy families. He is an expert at being subtle and personal because he wants us to be miserable. He fills our minds with fear until we feel beaten down and then he sits back and laughs. Karen teaches us how to discern between Satan’s lies and God’s truths, so that we will come to recognize the Savior’s hand in not only our son’s journey but in our journey as well. For more information on the Sons of Helaman program, visit www.sonsofhelaman.org or www.motherswhoknow.org  
1:18:40
September 9, 2019
Do I Ever Have My Own Thoughts? with guest Maurice Harker, CMHC
In this mini-podcast, listen as Maurice Harker, CMHC, answers a mother's questions about thoughts. She mentions the idea that is taught at Life Changing Services that "not every voice in my head is a trusted voice". She asks if the adversary can get in our heads and create negative thoughts or temptations, then do we ever actually have our "own" thoughts? How can we tell what is our own thought, what is from the Spirit, what is true, and what is a false idea from the adversary? What kind of tools can we use to figure that out. To join us in our free weekly support group for mothers, called Warrior Mothers Who Know, you can find the link and information on our website.  https://motherswhoknow.org/warrior-mothers-support-group/  All moms are welcome.
27:56
August 29, 2019
Breakfast with Karen series - I want to FEEL better about my life
In this special episode, Karen interviews guest speaker Julie Grange. Julie teaches us to identify our feelings and be able to find peace and joy. She talks about it being okay to have feelings, to feel overwhelm, anger, frustration and other negative feelings. She also teaches us how to turn those into positives, to work through them and know that it's really okay. We are ultimately here to have joy and we can have that if we learn to have "Emotional Intelligence". If you want more information about Mothers Who Know or Mom Power, please visit our websites at www.motherswhoknow.org or www.mompowertraining.com.
1:20:11
August 21, 2019
Breakfast with Karen - Be the HERO in Your OWN Life
Karen is joined by special guest Kellie Webster. Kellie shares her story about the struggles she has faced including the loss of all her retirement investments, her husband having several strokes, and children who have not made the best decisions. She talks about how she was able to change her perspective through inspiration and a new way of thinking. Kellie also introduces us to some of the heros in her life and how she learned to be her own hero and a hero for others. Listen and be inspired. For information on Mom Power Training mentioned in this podcast go to www.mompowertraining.com. 
1:13:01
August 15, 2019
What Mothers Who Know - Know
Karen talks about all the things a mother knows. We are all in a battle against the adversary, we are at war, and this life will not be without wounds. But, WOUNDS DO NOT MEAN FAILURE! In the Book of Mormon, the Sons of Helaman found battles, and all were wounded, but none perished. Our children will have wounds in this life of some kind, we as moms will have wounds, but that does not mean we won't win the war. The outcome has already been decided--with the Savior, we will win, everytime! Join Karen as she teaches with the Spirit about some of the things we as mothers know. She also invites you join her in an 8-week webinar training called Mom Power www.mompowertraining.com. If you have any questions about Mom Power, Mothers Who Know or any of the programs at life changing services, please reach out at motherswhoknow@lifechangingservices.org.
1:04:59
August 8, 2019
Everyone has Battles - Mini-podcast
This is a special clip from Karen's Mom Power class, an 8-week series teaching moms to strengthen themselves, fortify their families,  fight the adversary and receive personal revelation. In this short message, Karen shares a personal experience about receiving revelation, about asking God "Why us?" and "Why is this happening to us?". She talks about how God answered her prayers--not in the way she thought at all and how she finally learned that the only person she could change was herself. The next Mom Power series begins August 27th, to register go to www.mompowertraining.com 
16:13
August 1, 2019
Protecting and Safeguarding our Families
This is the audio from one of Karen's Eternal Warriors classes--protecting our families from the evils of pornography. However, this is probably not the training you think it's going to be. In this training, Karen teaches parents that the most important thing they need to know, and their kids need to know, is WHO THEY ARE--divine sons and daughters of God. We need to teach them that our homes and hearts are "a place of grace" and that its okay to make mistakes or even feel like you have failed--that is what the Atonement is for. Mothers can have such a huge influence on their children and how that handle situations. This is a powerful lesson.  To get a free ebook copy of Karen's book "Momma Trauma," use this link:  http://www.lifechangingservices.org/mommatrauma/  and to find out more information about Eternal Warriors check out the website  http://www.eternalwarriorstraining.org/ 
1:02:21
July 22, 2019
The Influence of Mothers - with special guest, Karen's mom Verla
You are in for a treat today as you listen to our dear Momma Verla share her wisdom and her wit.  Momma Verla shares a touching story about a young man who, after years of struggling with addictions and spending time in jail, is finally able to turn his life around.  He attributes his success to the influence of his sweet mother who never gave up on him.  As I listened to this podcast, I am reminded of this beautiful quote by Marvin J. Ashton: “What is meant by the statement, ‘No success can compensate for failure in the home?’” Knowing a little of the burdens this friend of mine carries in her mind and heart because of a rebellious, wayward daughter, I shared this meaning with her: I believe we start to fail in the home when we give up on each other. We have not failed until we have quit trying. As long as we are working diligently with love, patience, and long-suffering, despite the odds or the apparent lack of progress, we are not classified as failures in the home. We only start to fail when we give up on a son, daughter, mother, or father.” Momma Verla reminds us that the influence of a mother is a precious gift and even though we may not realize it at the moment, our efforts will have a lasting impact in the lives of our children.  For more information on Mothers Who Know, visit our website at  https://motherswhoknow.org/ 
26:26
July 2, 2019
My Story - Beginning of Mothers Who Know and How I Got Here
Meet Karen Broadhead - this is her story. Karen is currently the Parent Support Specialist at Life Changing Services and works daily to help and support mothers. This is the story of how she got here and why she started Mothers Who Know. She talks about feeling inadequate as a mother and being tormented daily that she wasn't doing things right. She felt like she was "checking all the boxes" but her kids were still struggling.  Then she started learning the same principles her son was learning in Sons of Helaman, and she figured out that with the Savior, she could find peace. Now she teaches other mothers these same principles. For more information on Sons of Helaman check out www.sonsofhelaman.org and for information on Mothers Who Know go to www.motherswhoknow.org.
33:18
June 18, 2019
Breakfast with Karen - Finding Hope Amidst Anxiety and Depression with special guest Ally Hayward
In this special episode guest Ally Hayward opens up about her struggles with anxiety and depression. After being really sick and not able to figure out why, Ally was diagnosed on her mission with anxiety and depression. As she learned to handle this and find the right medication, she was inspired to come home early and get help from her family and doctors. Ally is now a mother with beautiful daughters and she talks about how she takes this all on daily and has found hope and strength. Her advice to others trying to support someone with depression is to let them feel, let them run through the emotions, and just be a support. Those with mental health concerns need understanding and acknowledgement. For more information on Ally, check out her blog at https://silentlysurvivingsouls.com/ . If you have a daughter struggling with anxiety or depression or other self-harm issues, please check out our Daughters of Light program at https://www.lifechangingservices.org/daughtersoflight/. And for information about Mom Power Training, go to www.mompowertraining.com
1:09:47
June 6, 2019
Ways to help your kids make good media and online choices
Special guest presenter Deanna Lambson, founder and  creator of White Ribbon Week (www.whiteribbonweek.org), joins Karen in this special "Breakfast with Karen" episode. Deanna shares personal experiences, stories and tools to help kids make good choices online and with social media. Deanna talks about ways to empower kids, teach them to talk to adults when they see something that is inappropriate, and promote healthy online behaviors. She shares her testimony of the Savior and how He is truly the one to save our kids, and He can help moms as they navigate this technology world and any choices our loved ones may make. For more information about the Mom Power class, please visit www.mompowertraining.com   
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May 30, 2019
Strategies for a Successful Summer
Meet Allison and Crystal--a couple of moms like you and me who share their wisdom and ideas to have a less stressful summer. We all hate it when our kids say, "I'm Bored!" It can get so stressful when kids are out of their routines, don't want to do anything around the house, or struggle with anxiety. Allison and Crystal share their stories, thoughts and ideas along with other moms. Listen to the first of three episodes in our Summer Breakfast with Karen series. For more information on our Mom Power series, check us out at www.mompowertraining.com To register for the next two Breakfast with Karen free webinars where we will have special guests Deanna Lambson from White Ribbon Week on May 28th and Ally Hayward from Silently Surviving Souls on June 4th, register at https://mailchi.mp/394b590cf934/breakfastwithkaren Everyone is Welcome.
1:08:33
May 23, 2019
"Behold, he changed their hearts; yea, he awakened them out of a deep sleep, and they awoke unto God." (Alma 5:7)
In this episode of the Like Dragons Did They Fight series, Karen Broadhead interviews Warrior Mom Diane. Diane opens up about her struggles with her teenage daughter. When Diane learned that her daughter doubted her own self-worth, thought about suicide and using drugs to dull the pain she was feeling, Diane confronted her in an attempt to help. Unfortunately, this initially backfired and Diane felt like their home became a "war zone". She felt she was operating out of fear. When she learned to rely on the Holy Ghost, Diane could help herself and find ways to mend things with her daughter and help her. Diane's message to moms is that "there is really hope" and "I am resilient."   Listen to Diane's story of hope.  Mothers Who Know is not only for mothers with a son struggling, but it's also for mothers with a daughter struggling. Once a month we have a therapist answer questions for moms specifically about daughters--how to help and support them and sometimes, just how to best mother them. For more information check out our website at   https://motherswhoknow.org/  or https://www.lifechangingservices.org/daughtersoflight/ for information on our program specifically for young women.
41:29
May 15, 2019
Special Mother's Day clip for Moms
This is a special Mother's Day clip for all moms. This time of year can be hard for mothers whose children are not always making good choices. Karen tells us that Mother's Day is really about having gratitude in knowing that "God can see me". She tells us that "being a mother doesn't mean we are the Savior," it means that God trusts us with the children he has sent us. And He trusts us enough to love them no matter what. Listen to this short message from Karen and know that YOU ARE LOVED AND TRUSTED!  Special love to all women from the Mothers Who Know Team.   https://motherswhoknow.org
02:48
May 10, 2019
Let the Savior Handle It
In this episode of the "Like Dragons Did They Fight" audio series, Karen interviews warrior mother Lynda. Lynda opens up about her own struggles with addictions in her life and how she found solace in the Savior and the Atonement. When she found out her son was struggling, she could honestly say, "I understand what you are going through". She has learned so much and wants other mothers to know that they are not alone in this fight, that there are others fighting, and that when we rely on the Savior Jesus Christ and His Atonement, we can find peace. Her advice to us all is, "Don't give up! Your child is still awesome and amazing, even if he/she is struggling. Let the Savior handle it." For more information about the free mothers support group for all moms, visit our website at  https://motherswhoknow.org/  or to find out more out the programs at Life Changing Services, please visit https://www.lifechangingservices.org/ . 
43:59
May 8, 2019
"I fight to show my family how to find joy and peace."
In this episode of the "Like Dragons Did They Fight" audio series, Karen interviews warrior mom Julie.  Julie is the wife of a Sons of Helaman clinician and talks about the struggles they had in their own family, even though they "should have known". Julie's family has 6 children and their oldest son had several struggles with addictions and other challenges. She also talks about how they have seen first hand how the gospel of Jesus Christ heals lives and the effect it can have on individuals and families and help a person recover from various addictions. Julie talks about being able to see her son recover, marry an amazing woman and finally be happy. Then in a tragic accident a few years later, he was killed instantly. Julie talks about how they were supported during that time and the things she has learned since then.  To find out more about Sons of Helaman, visit our website at  http://www.lifechangingservices.org/sonsofhelaman or check out our Mothers Who Know page for more information on the free support group for mothers at: https://motherswhoknow.org/
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April 30, 2019
Return to the Light
In this episode of the "Like Dragons Did They Fight" series host Karen Broadhead interviews Warrior Mother Kathy. Kathy has a son who overcame an addiction to pornography. She talks about how hard that was for her as a mom and how she had to learn how to help and support him. She learned to draw on the strength of the Savior, and also found support from other mothers in Mothers Who Know. Kathy talks about what she learned along the way in this journey and how she has found peace in the storms of her life as she has learned ways to protect her family. Kathy mentions her favorite scripture 2 Timothy 1:7 "For God hath not give us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."  For more information about Mothers Who Know, a free support training group for all mothers where principles taught are in harmony with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, please visit our website at   https://motherswhoknow.org/   Or to listen to Karen interview others in this series, check out the podcast channel "Like Dragons Did They Fight".
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April 23, 2019
"...and after they were bitten he prepared a way that they might be healed..." (1 Nephi 17:41)
Karen Broadhead, Parent Support Specialist, interviews a graduate from the Men of Moroni program. David is married and can't even remember when his addiction started, but when he realized it was causing his wife severe PTSD, pain and heartache, he knew he needed to find something that would help him overcome his addiction for the rest of his life.  David explains how the Church's Addiction Recovery Program works hand in hand with Life Changing Services' Men of Moroni program and the different things each program teaches. He talks about how "your mood has stolen part of your agency" and how he learned to overcome his "mood battles". Listen as David opens up about how he learned to overcome his addiction and repair his marriage.  For more information on the programs at Life Changing Services please visit our website at https://www.lifechangingservices.org/
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April 3, 2019
Breakfast with Karen - Receiving Personal Revelation with PoWeR Journaling
Karen Broadhead, founder and director of Mothers Who Know and Mom Power Training, teaches about the importance of receiving personal revelation in our lives. We all know its important, and would love to receive it, but often have no idea exactly how. In this episode, Karen talks about how she learned to receive revelation using different colored pens while "Writing Letters to God" and writing in her journal. She uses these various colors of pens to gather "evidence" that God does love her and does in fact talk to her. She teaches that while she may not get "awe inspiring" answers everyday, she can look over her past journals and easily see where God was in fact talking to her. She now has evidence that God is in her life, is beside her every step of the way, and speaks to her in small ways. PoWeR journaling includes Prayer, Writing and Reading. For a printout of the things Karen talks about and how she uses each color, CLICK HERE to download a pdf version. Or feel free to email us for a copy at info@mompowertraining.com and we are happy to send you a copy that way too.
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March 28, 2019
Breakfast with Karen - Receiving Revelation at my House
Karen Broadhead, Parent Support Specialist at Life Changing Services, held a 3-week webinar series on Receiving Personal Revelation. In this episode, she had a special guest panel of moms who shared their own stories and ways of receiving revelation. These moms opened up about their struggles and how they learned to listen to the Spirit. Come listen to Jen, Kathy and BJ share what has worked for them and what things they have learned over the last few years. Be inspired by their testimonies, their successes and their insights as we all learn from other moms.
1:14:56
March 21, 2019
Inspiring Children to Desire Their Own Testimony
In this episode of "Breakfast with Karen," Karen Broadhead, Parent Support Specialist, talks with guest presenter Shari Leder. Shari gets personal with moms and talks about some of her struggles of being a single mom and trying to raise 3 girls.  She gives insights into teaching and inspiring children, and helping them desire their own testimony. Shari talks about sharing stories and finding "golden nuggets" in everyone. Shari's insights are helpful for all moms. She is absolutely delightful to listen to as she shares her experiences and truly opens up to moms.
1:26:49
March 8, 2019
An interview with Sons of Helaman clinician - Cody Hawes
Often as parents we want to get to know a little bit more about the clinician we are trusting our son to. In this episode, Karen Broadhead, Parent Support Specialist for Life Changing Services, interviews Cody Hawes, a Sons of Helaman clinician. Cody introduces himself, his family, his experiences and what brought him to Sons of Helaman. He talks about how he sees young men as they struggle and sincerely wants to help them. He sees these young men as the "noble and great ones" and that they must be truly awesome if the adversary is trying so hard to make life difficult for them. He talks about his philosophies and how he runs his groups and tells some great stories of many of the young men he has seen change and grow with the program. Cody wants serve and help as many young men as possible and see them have success for a lifetime. Join us an meet Cody Hawes. For more information on the Sons of Helaman program for young men, visit us at www.sonsofhelaman.org.
42:47
March 5, 2019
"Today I am one of the coolest people I know!"
 Bryton is 22 years old at the time of this recording. He is  an advanced martial artist, a skilled rock climber, a natural leader, and people and kids who meet him think he's incredible almost immediately.  He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, from the time he was 8 years old, he had an addiction he had to learn to overcome.  After joining Sons of Helaman, he learned to fight and overcome his addiction. His mother was a huge strength to him and his father became his "battle buddy" during his recovery. In this podcast, Bryton shares some of the tactics he used during his journey to recovery. Meet Bryton, hear how he overcome his trials and not only learned from them but became stronger. You will gain hope and be uplifted as you hear his story of success!  For more information on Parent Support visit us at https://motherswhoknow.org/support/
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February 18, 2019
You are messing with the wrong mom! Overcoming fear with Warrior Chemistry
Warrior Chemistry is the power God has give us to overcome fear and deception in our lives. In this podcast, Karen teaches that fear is nothing more than False Evidence Appearing Real and a tactic of the adversary to get us to do things we wouldn't normally do or to fight with our family members. Karen opens up about some of her personal battles and struggles and what she does every day to help overcome them. (Note: this audio was pulled from a video training Karen did so its not the best quality and we apologize. However, we felt the message was important enough to get out to mothers anyway! If you would rather watch the video, you can find it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZF4HrdOOH0&t=927s ) For more information on Mothers Who Know, a free support group for ALL mothers, please visit our website at https://motherswhoknow.org/ .
46:22
February 12, 2019
God's Timing is Perfect
In this powerful and uplifting podcast, Karen interviews a special friend and warrior mother--Emily. Emily has faced struggles and trials in her life, but has learned that God can turn even the weakest people into pillars of faith. She has learned that God's timing is always perfect, even if its not exactly the same timing we want. When her son was 16, she felt like they were "that" family as he struggled to overcome a pornography addiction. But through this journey she learned to be grateful for her trials and to throw away her own time clock and rely on God's. Emily talks about her greatest gift, that of being a mother. Yet she realizes that even as her children struggle to find themselves, she can never take away their agency. Her advice to mothers is to never stop loving your children, never stop praying for them, never give up, and trust in God's timing. For more information on our free support for mothers, visit our website at https://motherswhoknow.org 
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February 4, 2019
"...then will I make weak things become strong..." Ether 12:27
Karen interviews Warrior Mother April about her journey with her son as he went through the Sons of Helaman program for pornography addiction. April talks about how she too needed to heal and work on herself to be able to support her son as he worked to overcome his addiction. April learned to rely on the Savior, be her son's greatest cheerleader, and make adjustments along the way in what worked for their family. Listen as Karen interviews a mother who found hope and healing down a road no one wants to travel, but one April says she learned things she could not have learned any other way. For more information on our free Mothers Who Know Support group, find us at https://motherswhoknow.org/ 
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January 29, 2019
Why Do You Fight? an Interview with a Sons of Helaman General
In this episode, Karen Broadhead, Parent Support Specialist, interviews Sons of Helaman General Adam about his journey in overcoming a pornography addiction. Adam is open about the struggles he faced and how he learned to overcome his addiction, what things worked to help him, and "why he fights" everyday to continue this journey and to help others.  For more information check us out at www.motherswhoknow.org and www.lifechangingservices.org 
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January 21, 2019
Gaining a Testimony of the Atonement through Sons of Helaman
In this episode, Karen Broadhead, Parent Support Specialist, interviews a warrior mother, Julie. Julie talks about their family's journey with the Sons of Helaman program and how her son found the Savior and gained a testimony of the Atonement through the Sons of Helaman. She talks about how she was supported and strengthened through Mothers Who Know and Eternal Warriors. Meet Julie and hear her amazing journey, what she learned, how she grew, and how her son's addiction actually helped her as a mother and woman to grow into the person she is today, and find peace and understanding in the face of their family's trial. www.motherswhoknow.org; www.lifechangingservices.org/sonsofhelaman
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January 14, 2019
Finding Peace in the Storm--with guest mother Stephanie
Karen interviews Warrior Mother Stephanie about her journey with her son. Stephanie talks about how she was impacted by his choices, how she watched him battle to overcome a pornography addiction, and how much she saw him grow and how much she personally learned during this journey. She talks about how she handled the situation wrong, but has since learned from that. This is not the road she would have chosen for her son, for her, or for her family, but one she can see the blessings from travelling. She has found "peace in the storm" and wants other mothers to know that there is HOPE! For more information, check out our website at www.motherswhoknow.org 
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January 10, 2019
Breakfast with Karen - Power of the Body
Karen talks about how our bodies are a gift from God, and because of that, we have so much power with them. We can use that power to overcome weaknesses, find our true self, serve others, and do good. Instead of focusing on the things we don't like about ourselves, we can ask God to show us how much he loves us, and show us the amazing things and gifts he has given us. You can learn to love yourself, exactly as you are, with the help of the Savior in your life. Your body has power and is divine. What an amazing gift from God.
56:17
December 20, 2018
Breakfast with Karen--How to Receive Personal Revelation
Karen Broadhead teaches how women can receive personal revelation in their lives, how they can come unto Christ and FIND HIM. She teaches how women can learn to HEAR how God talks to them, find the Savior, and receive the revelation they personally need to hear. For more information, find us at www.motherswhoknow.org or www.mompowertraining.com
1:03:55
December 12, 2018
Breakfast with Karen - Getting Over Awkward
In this episode Karen Broadhead, Family Life and Wellness Coach, talks about how mothers can talk to their children about sensitive topics and "get over awkward." She talks about the importance of teaching our children that they can talk to us about anything, and that if we aren't the ones teaching our children - who is? She talks about the importance of listening to the Spirit and the promptings we receive and teaching our kids that "God loves you so much, He inspired me to know that something was wrong." We also learn that even if we do things wrong, the Savior is there to help, and it is through His Atonement that all can come back to Him. This is such a powerful episode and one all mothers should listen to - regardless of the age of their children.
1:03:46
December 7, 2018
Mothers Who Know "Light the World"
In this episode, Mothers Who Know all over the US "Light the World". They strengthen themselves against the adversary to protect and defend their families and find healing by drawing closer to the Savior Jesus Christ. The theme for this podcast is Matthew 5:4 "Blessed are they that mourn." For more information on Mothers Who Know, a free support for mothers everywhere, go to www.motherswhoknow.org
44:37
December 3, 2018
Finding Faith in Adversity with guest Michelle Schmidt, author of "Carried"
Michelle Schmidt, wife of The Piano Guys' Jon Schmidt, shares how trusting in God has helped her through the unthinkable loss of her daughter Annie and the challenge of supporting a family member with an addiction. Listen as Michelle talks about how her faith carried her through one of the most trying times as a mother. She also talks about how other trials earlier in life helped prepare her for this and helped her rely on the Savior to get her through it. (Mothers Who Know is the parent support group for Life Changing Services.)
1:03:52
November 20, 2018